Two full Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks from 20th Century Fox in stereo!
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World premiere of two full Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks in stereo! New elements & technology allow presentation of 20th Century Fox's SHOCK TREATMENT & FATE IS THE HUNTER to play both expanded and with audio previously not possible. First score accompanies Aaron Rosenberg production starring Stuart Whitman, Roddy McDowall, Lauren Bacall. Shocker from 1964 finds Goldsmith writing eerie, suspenseful music for strings, harp, twin pianos, percussion, experimental electronics, more! Intense ideas showcase composer's gift for unique orchestrational effects. "Shock Treatment Main Title" is one such chilling piece. Dynamic "Nelson's Escape" sets exciting trend for still-to-come PLANET OF THE APES. Sensational, scary music! Second up is soundtrack for Aaron Rosenberg's production of FATE IS THE HUNTER, starring Glenn Ford, Rod Taylor, Nancy Kwan, Suzanne Pleshette. Here, Goldsmith anchors with gorgeous major-key solo trumpet theme, joined soon by orchestra with chorus. Rich melody one of composer's absolute finest! Cues that follow provide haunting variants of melody, now for gentle unison violins with vibraphone, now for woodwind solo with bell tree. One of Goldsmith's gentlest cues, "Moon Fish", looks forward to classic A PATCH OF BLUE with haunting harp/vibraphone arpeggios balanced by transparent strings. Keen ears will even note melodic slant of later THE BLUE MAX during opening of gorgeous "Forest Scene". When finished, composer ushers return of trumpet theme to bring score to sublime finish. All beautiful, all in stereo! Jerry Goldsmith, Lionel Newman co-conduct. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
Fate Is The Hunter
Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
Recorded on March 4 and June 8, 1964, at Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, California.